Safety, comfort, and convenience are the major factors to consider while selecting clothes for infants and toddlers. Babies are happy and comfortable when they can freely move within their environment. Likewise, parents and caregivers will be more satisfied knowing that their baby is safe, and they can get a diaper, dress quickly, and care for it. In the case of excessive spitting, parents should ensure that they have enough clothes to avoid doing laundry regularly.
Choosing Clothes For Your Baby
Colors and admirable prints can draw you to a rack of clothes for babies. Your final decision made should put into consideration the safety and comfort of the baby. Sometimes you may buy from a secondhand store since they could be cheaper than buying from high-quality consignment shops. However, be sure to wash everything meant for the baby first before using it. Before purchasing a cloth, here are some of the things to keenly look into.
Safety first, without buttons, bows, or ties
It is advisable to avoid clothes with small buttons, bows, or decorative rhinestones since they can easily choke the baby. Take into consideration that clothes with long ties or that tightly pull around the baby’s neck are not safe. If there are decorations, ensure that they are sewed on tightly. Be careful with hair bows as well.
Consider the age and weight of the baby
Age should not be the only determinant when choosing clothes for babies since different brands size clothing differently. However, considering the baby’s age and weight will be a better measure since the weight is listed along with age on several baby clothes.
How comfortable clothes will be put on and taken off
It is a struggle to dress a newborn baby. Before purchasing a cloth, ensure that it has a wide neck or snaps at the neck, making dressing easier. Also, loose sleeves pull on and off easily compared to tight ones. Clothes with snaps or other simple openings at the crotch will make it easier and quicker to change diapers without necessarily taking off all the baby’s clothes. However, you may dress your baby in bow ties and lace for only special occasions such as weddings, holidays, or even picture days. For a standard dressing, a simple output will be healthier and more comfortable for babies.
Choose fire-safe sleepwear
There are labels on the baby’s sleepwear, which indicate whether the clothing needs to be worn snugly to be fire retardant or if the fabric itself is flame retardant. It is good to understand that flame-resistant fabrics have special laundry instructions to be followed to keep the retardant from washing away. This is why secondhand clothes could not be appropriate, especially if they have been incorrectly washed hence losing their effectiveness.
Get the best material for Baby Clothes
Comfortable baby clothes are made using cotton since synthetic materials can cause baby skin irritation. They are also made to have flat seams inside out to prevent the baby’s skin’s irritation. All this is done so that the baby can have all the comfort required.